How can startups learn from the Dyn DNS outage?

As most have heard by now, last Friday saw a serious DDOS attack against one of the major US DNS providers, Dyn. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. DNS being such a critical dependency, this affected many businesses across the board. We’re talking twitter, etsy, github, Airbnb & Reddit to name …

Is a dangerous anti-ops movement gaining momentum?

I was talking with a colleague recently. He asked me … What do you think of the #no-ops movement that seems to be gaining ground? How is it related to devops? It’s an interesting question. With technologies like lambda & docker containers, the role & responsibilities & challenges of operations are definitely changing quickly. Join …

How I use Terraform & Composer to automate wordpress on aws

How I setup wordpress to deploy automatically on aws You want to make your wordpress site bulletproof? No server outage worries? Want to make it faster & more reliable. And also host on cheaper components? I was after all these gains & also wanted to kick the tires on some of Amazon’s latest devops offerings. …

Deploy wordpress on aws by first decoupling assets

You want to make your wordpress site bulletproof? No server outage worries? Want to make it faster & more reliable. And also host on cheaper components? I was after all these gains & also wanted to kick the tires on some of Amazon’s latest devops offerings. So I plotted a way forward to completely automate …

5 things you didn’t know about Dynamodb that are hurting you bad

If you’re like a lot of folks you’re building an application in AWS & using a NoSQL database for persistent data. Dynamodb fits the bill nicely. Little or no ops to worry about, at least in the traditional sense. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. However there are knobs to turn …

How do we lock down cloud systems from disgruntled engineers?

I worked at a customer last year, on a short term assignment. A brilliant engineer had built their infrastructure, automated deployments, and managed all the systems. Sadly despite all the sleepless nights, and dedication, they hadn’t managed to build up good report with management. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I’ve …